New Harris Poll survey says most will weigh candidates’ cybersecurity positions.

Nearly half of Americans whose endpoint devices were affected in a ransomware attack say their employers paid the ransom to attackers, a new survey shows.

A new ransomware survey by the Harris Poll on behalf of Anomali also found that one in five Americans say they have experienced a ransomware attack either at work or on their personal devices, and some 79% say they would look at candidates’ positions on cybersecurity as part of their voting decision-making process.

The findings, based on responses from 2,000 American adults, show that the majority oppose government and businesses paying ransomware attackers. Others say it’s acceptable in some cases for governments (34%) and businesses (36%) to pay ransom, mostly for protecting customer or employee personal information or safety.

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